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The end of democracy? To many Americans, the future looks dark if the other side wins. (dim., 25 oct. 2020)
Heading into Election Day, partisans view each other not just as opponents, but as ‘deeply evil,’ supporters of either catastrophic socialism or devastating totalitarianism.
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Booker calls House GOP candidate Cawthorn racist over his website accusing senator of working to ‘ruin white males’ (Mon, 26 Oct 2020)
Madison Cawthorn's campaign has issued a statement saying the language was not intended to be about race and was a "syntax" error.
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White House signals defeat in pandemic as coronavirus outbreak roils Pence’s office (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
With Nov. 3 just nine days away and coronavirus cases surging in many states, the new White House outbreak spotlighted the administration’s failure to contain the pandemic.
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The Trailer: What ballot initiatives will matter (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
In this edition: The ballot initiatives that matter this year, suburban Republicans try a different message than Trump, and why the GOP's hopeful that a new Supreme Court would go their way on election rules.
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The secretaries of state and election officials you may be hearing about after Election Day (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
As heads of their state’s election offices, these officials -- who tend to be relatively unknown compared to other statewide officials -- are in charge of making sure their state’s election runs smoothly.
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5 crucial questions with 10 days to go until Election Day (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)

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Timeline: The 165 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat (Fri, 23 Oct 2020)
The president's unfailing optimism, over time.
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Election live updates: Trump rallies supporters in N.H.; Biden holds virtual ‘I Will Vote’ concert (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
With nine days until Election Day, the campaigns are spending their Sunday in key states such as New Hampshire, Michigan and North Carolina.
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Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, tests positive for the coronavirus (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
Short has traveled extensively with the vice president and been in close contact with him. A close peronal aide to Pence also tested positive for the virus, officials said Sunday.
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Pelosi says she will seek another term as House speaker (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
Pelosi’s commitment underscores Democrats’ confidence that they will be able to retain their majority in the House after Election Day.
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Barrett nomination clears Senate hurdle, putting her on course to confirmation to Supreme Court (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
The Senate is poised to vote on confirmation of the conservative jurist Monday night, and she could be sworn in as early as Tuesday for her first full day on the court.
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The end of democracy? To many Americans, the future looks dark if the other side wins. (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
Heading into Election Day, partisans view each other not just as opponents, but as ‘deeply evil,’ supporters of either catastrophic socialism or devastating totalitarianism.
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In small-town, suburban New York, hundreds lined up to send an early-voting message (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
In 2016, Yorktown split down the middle. On Saturday, voters hoped to tip the scales.
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Tumult at home, ailing alliances abroad: Why Trump’s America has been a ‘gift’ to Putin (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
Over the past four years, the Russian president has succeeded in growing his nation’s influence at America’s expense.
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Trump privately tells donors it would be ‘very tough’ for GOP to hold Senate (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
The president offered this pessimistic assessment as he said there were some GOP senators he didn’t want to help in their reelection bids.
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Trump bets on a 2016 replay, but faces a changed landscape (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
President Trump is urgently repeating his tactics of 2016: big rallies, conspiracy theories, insulting nicknames. But the political landscape has shifted, and the effect may not be the same.
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Biden relies on pattern of activity to blame Russia for release of data from what is said to be his son’s laptop (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
In Thursday's debate, Biden cited a letter from former U.S. intelligence officials to describe material released by Giuliani as a “Russian plant,” but the letter cites no direct evidence.
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Biden, Trump sharpen messages with campaign stops in battleground states (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
President Trump voted "for a guy named Trump" in West Palm Beach and then had a trio of appearances in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. Joe Biden returned to his native Pennsylvania for events in Bucks County and Luzerne County, two areas crucial to winning the important state.
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Initially spurned by his own party, mocked by his opponent, Joe Biden has emerged more popular as he closes in on a job he has wanted for decades (Sun, 25 Oct 2020)
Events have pushed the election in the former vice president’s direction and away from a president who fuels fears and speaks of carnage. But can he win?
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Trump campaigns in three swing states; Biden in Pennsylvania, Obama to Florida (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)
The candidates and their surrogates have a hectic day of campaigning with just 10 days left in the election.
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Sen. Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)
The Alaska Republican, who had said the Senate should not vote on a new justice so close to the election, said she wouldn’t hold her opposition to the process against Barrett.
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Barrett’s evasiveness alarms LGBTQ advocates fearful Supreme Court may roll back protections (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)
The nominee refused to say at confirmation hearing whether the landmark same-sex marriage case was properly decided. But a pending case could make views more transparent.
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Mispronouncing ‘Kamala’: Accident or message? (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)
Even late in the campaign, Kamala Harris’s opponents continue to mispronounce her first name. Allies say it’s an effort to signal that she is somehow foreign.
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Officials stress security of election systems after U.S. reveals new Iranian and Russian efforts (Sat, 24 Oct 2020)
Federal and state officials said they have fortified election systems since 2016, when Russian hackers scanned election-related websites and software across the country for vulnerabilities.
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